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Hepatitis B Vaccination & Post-Exposure Evaluation/Follow-Up

LBNL makes available the Hepatitis B Vaccine and vaccination series to all employees who have occupational exposure, post-exposure evaluation, and follow-up to all employees who have had an exposure incident.

All medical evaluations and procedures including the hepatitis B vaccine & vaccination series, and post-exposure evaluation & follow-up, including prophylaxis, are made available at no cost to the employee.

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Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccination is made available to the employee after his or her attendance at a needle stick pathogen training and information session, conducted by EH&S. The vaccine is made available to all employees with occupational exposure unless the employee has previously received the complete hepatitis B vaccination series, antibody testing has revealed that the employee is immune, or the vaccine is contraindicated for medical reasons, or the individual declines.

All employees who decline to accept hepatitis B vaccination offered by LBNL will be required to sign a Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination form (Appendix F). If an employee decides to accept the vaccination at a later date, LBNL will make available hepatitis B vaccination at that time.     

Declination forms are on file at the Health Services.

To receive the hepatitis B vaccine and vaccination series, contact Health Services.

Post-exposure Evaluation and Follow-up

The LBNL Health Services will initiate a confidential medical evaluation and follow-up to an employee, following a report of an exposure incident. Employees with an exposure incident will report to the Health Services,  Building 26, first floor main desk.

For all exposure incidents, the route(s) of exposure and the circumstances under which the exposure incident occurred are documented. The source individual is identified and documented, unless identification is not feasible or prohibited by state or local law. After consent is obtained, the source individual's blood is tested for HBV and HIV status. If the exposed employee gives consent, a baseline blood sample is collected immediately following the incident with subsequent periodic samples taken at a later date.

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